Assistant Fashion Designer Salary

Salaries for Assistant Fashion Designers in the United States average out at around $40K per year, but Columbus employers pay the most, offering approximately $49K on average. Assistant Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+22 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,702 - $50,815
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,872
10%
50%
90%

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$11.15 - $22.77
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.55
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50%
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$0$51K
Salary $30,702 - $50,815
Bonus $290.87 - $5,152
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,959 - $51,159
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 264
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.15 - $22.77
Overtime $15.01 - $34.01
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $290.87 - $5,152
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,959 - $51,159
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

Job Description for Assistant Fashion Designer

Assistant fashion designers are responsible for all aspects of the design and creation of new fashion products, as well as updating previous designs. They typically work under the supervision of a fashion designer and specialize in a particular area of design, such as skirts, sweaters, or (more generally) women’s apparel.

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Assistant Fashion Designer Tasks

  • Draw clothing products, design sketches and patterns with graphic software.
  • Work with factory to produce, assess the quality of, and fit samples.
  • Create specifications for products and fabrics, including dimensions and sketches.
  • Prepare for and attend buy meetings and fittings, and assist with physical tasks and time management.
  • Identify and research current clothing, fabric, color and market trends.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Fashion Designer


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Assistant Fashion Designers do not often transition into Chief Fashion Designer roles. The role averages $92K per year. Fashion Designers or Associate Fashion Designers are common next-step roles for Assistant Fashion Designers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Fashion Designers is $16K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Associate Fashion Designers.

Assistant Fashion Designer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Fashion Designer


Popular Skills for Assistant Fashion Designer


Survey results imply that Assistant Fashion Designers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Computer Aided Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Technical Garment Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe InDesign. The majority of those who know Adobe Illustrator also know Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,167

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant Fashion Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Fashion Designer?

Assistant Fashion Designer in San Rafael:
"Shoe Design Assistant."
Pros: Creativity , Trend research, Work flexibility, shoe style development, project management, Special make up development, Color research , Fashion show organization.
Cons: On the computer all day, not great manager , constant changing of processes, always on Adobe Illustrator , not got pay, long hours.

Assistant Fashion Designer in New York:
"I am a hard worker and always going above and beyond."
Pros: I am able to show my creativity and talent each and everyday along with my style. My job gives me the oportunity to really be able to learn something new each day.
Cons: My company does not accept change very easily. When I feel that change is needed to make a difference it is unfortunately pushed aside. I work hard each and everyday and I feel that I am not valued for it. I am the go to person in the office, regardless if it pertains to my daily routine or not. My company does not manage having annual reviews or offer raises where needed. I feel these are important in a large company.

Assistant Fashion Designer in New York:
Pros: Design Freedom.
Cons: Upper management.

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Key Stats for Assistant Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
2%

Experience Affects Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Product Development
▲5%



Technical Garment Knowledge
▲2%


▲1%


National Average
$39,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 29%